Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Robert Mosse

Male Bef 1676 - 1714  (> 38 years)


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  • Name Robert Mosse 
    Born Bef 1676  Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 May 1714  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I085240  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2020 

    Father Robert Mosse,   b. 1623,   d. 3 Apr 1689, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Jones,   b. Between 1643 and 1653,   d. 10 May 1700, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17464  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary MNU Mosse,   b. Bef 1680,   d. Aft 10 Jun 1704, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years) 
    Married Bef 1696  Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Mosse,   b. Bef 1696, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1729, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 35 years)
     2. William Mosse,   b. Abt 1697, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1777, Loundon County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
     3. Anne Mosse,   b. Abt 1699, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1714, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 16 years)
     4. Richard Mosse,   b. Bef 1703, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1727/28, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years)
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F42031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth West,   b. Bef 1688, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1711, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 23 years) 
    Married Aft 10 Jun 1704  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Mosse,   b. Abt 1707, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1729, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)
     2. Robert Mosse,   b. Bef 1709, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1729, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years)
     3. Frances Mosse,   b. Bef 1711
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F36363  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Martha Reeves,   b. Bef 1680, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1719, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years) 
    Married Abt 1711  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F50555  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 244. Will of Robert Moss of Essex County. Dated 1 Nov. 1713. Probated 13 May 1714.
      Personal Est. to be divided equally among wife and children. Land equally among sons, wife to have 1/3 during life. Refers to welbeloved Wife Martha Moss and my Children named Thomas, William, Richard, John, Robert, Ann and ffranoes Moss. Wife and eldest son Thomas to be Exors.
      Wit: signed Robert Moss
      William Brookenbrough
      New. Brockenbrough
      James Juge
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 260. Appraisal of Est. of Robert Moss, deceased. Includes:
      1 old desk and a parcel of old books 00. 13. 0
      2 Com'er, prayer books 1 silver Clasps 00. 05. 0
      1 old sword 00. 04. 0
      1 taper bitt and tooth drawers 00. 01. 6
      a parcel of trifling things 00. 02. 0
      1 pr Silver Shoe buckles 00. 03. 0
      1 pr Silver Shirt buttons 00. 00. 6
      1 Silver Seal 00. 02. 6
      1 pr Spectacles and Case 00. 01. 0
      Total valuation 150, 07. 1
      signed Salvator Muscoe Robt Brooke Junr John Mills
      Presented by Martha Moss Extrx 9 July 1714.
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 265. Bond. 8 July 1714. 400. Sterling. Martha Moss Exor of Robert Moss, deceased.
      Witt signed Martha Moss
      Jno Picket Salvator Muscoe
      Richd Covington Wm Winston
      John Hawkins
      Rec. 8 July 1714.
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      1714-1716 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 2; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 354. A further Inventory of the Est. of Robt Moss, deceased, taken 9 Feb. 1714/15. Totals 4. 13. 6
      Signed Salvator Muscoe
      Ro Brooke Junr
      John x Mills
      Rec. 15 March 1714/15
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      1716-1718 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 15, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 95.
      Robert Moss. Additional inventory. Martha Moss, executrix. Consists of 24 barrels of Indian corn and one
      bushel of wheat.
      Signed by Martha Moss.
      20 Aug. 1717. Presented by Martha Moss, executrix
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      Wills of Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1656-1692
      MOSS, ROBERT, 8 August, 1685;3 April, 1689.
      In the name of God Amen I Robert Moss of the County of Rappahh., being of perfect sence & memory, & knowing the fragility uncertainty & the brevity of mans Life, & being willing to get my affairs in order before I die, doe make this my Last will & Testament In manner & forme as followeth;
      Imprimis I bequeath my smile to God that gave it, and my body to ye dust rection to Life at ye Last day, through my Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, & dispose of my Estate as followeth
      Item I give & bequeath unto my Son Robert Moss all & singular my Lands & Lands in this Colony of Virginia & Else where to have hold & Enjoy to him & his heires for Ever.
      Item. I give & bequeath unto my beloved Wife Rebeckah Moss the one half part e of my Plantation with the Moiety of the housing fencing gardens and orchards there-upon, to her to have hold and Enjoy for & during her Life.
      Item. I give & bequeath all & sole my personall Estate to wit, my goods & Chattles Unto my beloved Wife Rebeckah, & my son Robert, to be Equally devided between them saveing & Excepting some Legacies hereafter mentioned.
      Item. I give unto Laomedon Tucker or his two Children already borne (to wit) Daniell & Mary one mare fold of one yeare old to them & their heires for Ever, & also two Earling [yearling] heifers to the said Daniell & Mary I give to be them & their Increase in Common between them ye said Daniell & Mary for Ever.
      Item. I give unto Daniell Tucker the Use & benefitt of housing & ground to plant his Cropp on and his Diett from time to time & at all times as Long as the said Daniell shall Live.
      Item. I give & bequeath unto my brother Thomas Mosses two daughters, (Elizabeth & Frances) two Gold Rings, of ten shillings price apiece Each of them one.
      Item I give & bequeath unto William Mosses Son & daughters (to wit) William Moss, ffrances Moss & Elizabeth Moss, three Gold Rings of ten shillings price apiece; to Each of them one.
      Item. I give & bequeath Unto my two grand-daughters (the daughters of Abraham Stapp by my daughter Dorothy) (to wit Rebeckah & Martha Stapp) two mare folds of the age of two yeares Each, to have & to hold the said mare folds & their Increase in Common to them & their heires for Ever, alwayes be it provided that when Either of ye said daughters shall attain ye age of Eighteen yeares that then she may make an Equall division of this said Legacie & Enjoy her Due part.
      Item. I give & bequeath unto my daughter Dorothy, the wife of Abraham Stapp, one gold Ring of Eighteen shillings price.
      Item I give Unto Jeremiah Parker the son of Thomas Parker one heifer of a years old. Item.
      I Will, ordaine, & appoynt my beloved Wife Rebeckah, & my Son Robert Moss, to be Joynt Executrix & Executor of this my last will, & doe Revoke annuli all former Will or Wills by me had and made appoynting this and no other to be my Last Will & testament.
      In witness hereof I hereunto publish my name, & affixe my Seale, & make publication hereof In the titmice of honest & Lawfull witnesses; this Eighth day of August m the years of our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, one Thousand six hundred & five.

      Signed sealed & Published Robert Moss Seal
      in the presence of us
      ABRAHAM STAPP
      John M Mills his mark
      Tho: PARKER
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      1697-1699 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 332
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ROBT. MOSS of ye County of Essex together with MARY my Wife do for ye valuable consideracon of five hundred pounds of lawfull tobacco sell unto WM. JONES of ye sd. County a certaine parcell of Land containing fifty acres & nineteen perches of Land & begineth at a marked Spanish Oake on Branch of CHEESTIXENT which falls into ye Southern Division OCCUPACEE CREEK in ye Parish of SITTING BURN & County of Essex & runeth thence South West along a line of a parcell of land I ye sd. MOSS sold to ye sd. JONES to ye Swamp that parteth RICHD. STOKES &ye sd. MOSS & thence down ye sd. Swamp North East to ye Run & thence North West to a Swamp & thence North West to ye mouth of a Branch called the CHESNUTT BRANCH, & up ye sd CHESNUTT BRANCH its several! courses to a marked red Oake standing by ye sd. CHESNUTT BRANCH & is ye corner tree of ye sd. Land I ye sd. MOSS sold formerly to oye sd. JONES by a conveyance bearing date ye first day of April 1692, & finally along ye sd land East to ye first menconed station, ye sd. land so by me sold being part of a greater devident left to me by my Honoured Father. ROBERT MOSS, in his last Will & Testamt., as by the said Will on Record will appeare; To have & to hold and enjoy from me ye sd. MOSS & MARY my Wife from our heirs to him ye sd. WM. JONES his heirs forever; To hold & enjoy without incumbrance of all persons whatsoever that may make any just claime thereunto. In Testimony that this writeing is our Lawful & well advised act & deed and that we are well satisfied for ye sd Land, we ye abovesd. ROBT. MOSS & MARY MOSS in behalfe of ourselves & heirs have hereunto set our hands & seales this 25th day of April 1699
      Signed sealed & delivered in presence of us
      RICHARD GOODE JUNR., ROBERT MOSS
      JERE: PARKER MARY MOSS
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court & right of Dower relinquished ye 10th day of June 1699 & truely recorded
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      1699-1701 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 40
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pr:sents that wee ROBT: MOSS, THOMAS DAVIS & HENRY NEWTON of ye County of Essex are firmly bound unto JNO: CATLETT Gent., President of ye County Court in ye sum of Fifty pounds sterling money of England we bind ourselves 10th day of May 1700
      The Condition of this obligation is that if ye above bounded ROBT. MOSS, Admr. of all & singular ye goods chattells & credits of REBECA MOSS deced do make Inventory of all ye goods & credits of ye sd deced wch: shall come to his possession & ye same do exhibit to ye next Court & make oath thereto & further do make a just account when he shall be thereunto lawfully required & all ye rest wch: shall be found remaineing upon ye sd Adair. shall deliver & pay unto such persons respectively as pursuant to Law shall appoint. Then this obligation to be void otherwise to stand in full power
      Signed sealed & delivered in pr:sence of us
      HENRY GOARE, ROBT. MOSS
      THOMAS WINSLOW HENRY NUTON
      THOMAS DAVIS
      Truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1702-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 11; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 240
      Land Grant. 26 March 1666. Sir Wm Berkeley, knt, Gov. and Capt Genl of Va., etc., to Mr Robt Taliaferro and Mr Lawrence Smith 6300 acres in the Freshes of the-Rappa, on the S side of the river abt 4-miles above Ware Creek, on E side of Snaw Creek-running up the Rappa River over the mouth of the creek to a white oak in a vale-near the mouth of Nussaponnooks Creek, etc., etc. Due for transporting 126 persons.
      Signed William Berkeley
      Phill Ludwell Cl of S'r
      Laurence Smith assigns to his son Charles Smith one half of above, 3150 acres. 16 June 1700.
      Wit: Signed Law: Smith
      Peter Beverley
      Tho Peyton
      aw: Smith impowers "my son in Law Cap't John Battaile" to ack above
      assignment to his son Charles Smith. 16 June 1700.
      Signed Law Smith
      Does not show date of record.
      That Law: Smith in his lifetime, 16 June 1700, assigned 3150 acres (above) to his son Charles Smith, and gave a P of-A. to Capt John Battaile to ack it in Essex Court, nbut he the said Law dying before the said Power of Attorney was proved and the assignment "doth fall and decend by act of Law unto John Smith of the County of Gloucester Eldest Son and heir appearant of the sd Law: Smith dec'd". Therefore John Smith of Gloucester for natural love and affection "1 bear to my welbeloved brother Charles Smith of the County of Essex" confirms to Charles Smith all rights to the land according to the assignmt. 8th April 1704.
      Wit: Signed John Smith Leon: Tarent
      Tho Scoullar (sio)
      Aug't Smith
      Richd Buckner
      Acknowledged by Tho. Gregson.
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      1702-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 11; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 238
      Deed. 9 June 1704. Robt Moss and Mary his wife of Sittenbourne parish sell Thos Farmer of Essex, for 2000 lb tobo, 50 acres on Occupation Creek in Sittenbourne par. Adjoins a corner of Nicho Willard and Robt Moss, down the main swamp to the land of Wm. Jones, to a branch called Jones Spring branch, thence to a branch that comes out of Chestnut branch, etc.
      Wit: Signed Robert Moss
      Robt Brooke Mary x Moss
      Richd Goode Ack and rec 10 June 1704
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 53
      Deed, 11 Oct 1704. Robert Moss of Essex Co, planter, and Mary his wife, sell Francis Gouldman, Gent, for 6000 1b tobo, 140 acres on S side Rappa, Adjoins a creek formerly called Tignors Creek, the land given to James Mills decd, the land of Richard Nightingall, the land of Robt Mills. This 140 acres being part of 562 acres patented by John Mills the Elder, father to the aforesaid Mills, and by the sd John Mills given in his will to his son John. Mills, and by him ( John. Mills the son ) sold to Tho New decd dated in 1687 (?), and by the will of the sd Thomas New dated 16 Sept 1689 given to Frances New wife to sd Thos New, At a Court for Essex 10 Aug last past, recovered by Course of Law by the said Robert Moss "the first Cosen and heire apparent to the sd Frances".
      Wit: Signed Robert Moss
      James Boughan Mary x Moss
      Erasmus Allen
      Salvator Muscoe Ack and rec 11 Oct 1704.
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 106
      Lease and Release. 8th and 9th Aug 1705. Robt Moss of St Annes par, planter, "nephew and heirs apparent of Thomas Moss late of the County of Rappahannock within the same Colony Planter Deceased", sells Augustine Smith of "Petsoe par, Gloucester Co, Gent, for 180 lawfull money of England, 375 acres and 25 perches of-land in St. A. par betw the lands formerly belonging to Mr Brice and Richard Lawson. The land was formerly granted to Augustine Blithenburg decd 7 March 1658 and by him, and Silvester his wife, sold to abovesd Thos Moss decd 20 Jan 1661, and was afterwards granted to sd Thos Moss 20th Feb 1660, "But by reason the said Augustine Blithenburg was an alien and neither Naturalized nor Denizized the same was afterwards found to Escheat by an Inquisition Indented taken the sevenh day of August 1675 by Capt Robert Beverley Sr Deputy Escheator and was granted unto the said Thomas Mosse by Pattent dated the sixth day of Ootober 1675 and now doth of Right belong unto the said Robert Mosse the Nephew and heire apparent of the said Thomas Mosse".
      Miti Signed Robert Moss
      Lewis Latane
      John Hawkins
      Ja: Alderson Ack and rec 10 Aug 1705.

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